OT: best book in years

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Fri Sep 5 21:32:53 CEST 2003

Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> writes:
> Perhaps, but I would have been happier to see a bunch of 
> suggestions for Mr. Useldinger to read, without the negative
> comments about others' suggestions.  Just doesn't feel right
> to me.  Call me mildly ticked, is all.

Why?  Honestly, I don't understand.  You do understand our negative
responses to weren't meant as a personal attack??  I certainly
consider both positive and negative comments about books (or whatever)
to be useful, especially when they come from from people (like you!)
whose opinion I respect or when they give an illuminating argument.
And, in fact, even when they don't even deign to give any reasons --
since that may tell you something in itself ;-)

Sorry for ticking, but certainly not sorry for expressing an opinion.


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